Monday, April 3, 2017

Grand Canyon 2017

March 2017 - Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.


Springtime hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back with Ken, Kevin, Collin (12), and Carson (10).  Kevin's plans is to do this hike when each of his kids turns 10.  Two down, only four more to go!  I've done this twice now and lived to tell.  Bucket list item x2!

We hiked down Bright Angel trail which is supposed to be 9 miles, but seemed more like 11 miles, to the bottom of the canyon, crossed the Silver Bridge over the Colorado River and camped at Phantom Ranch area, Bright Angel campground.  The next day we hiked half way up and camped at Indian Gardens and finished hiking up the following day, arriving at the top rim about 11 AM.  Fun trip! 

 Not at the Grand Canyon, but here's a nice rainbow from the backyard of the house.  The desert plants enjoy a rare spring shower.

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